Silent Witness Lyrics

UB40


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue, Terrence Oswald Wilson
album: Track in album Present Arms
release date: 1981-5-29
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Reggae
styles: Reggae/Dub
length: 4:16
producer: UB40 and Ray “Pablo” Falconer
writer: Michael Virtue, Terence Wilson, Brian Travers, Norman Hassan, Earl Falconer, Jim Brown, Robin Campbell, Ali Campbell

Cover Art

UB40 Present Arms cover art
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The neon haze of city lights
The tribal sound of marching feet
Cuts through the gloom on cold dark nights
The tired and homeless roam the streets
The sirens wail the engines roar
A shadowed man just glances around
A victim of life's mindless toil
Lies cold and helpless on the ground

The window dummies silent stare
Bear witness on the nights
If they could move
What it would proved
To see them all take flight

The neon haze of city lights
The tribal sound of marching feet
Cuts through the gloom on cold dark nights
The tired and homeless roam the streets
The walls shout loud with angry words
The people air their views
The poor can scream but no-one hears
The concrete jungle sings the blues


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Present Arms
  • 2 Sardonicus
  • 3 Don’t Let It Pass You By
  • 4 Wild Cat
  • 5 One in Ten
  • 6 Don’t Slow Down
  • 7 Silent Witness
  • 8 Lambs Bread
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Don’t Walk on the Grass
  • 2 Dr. X